BMW will be the second automaker after Mercedes-Benz to offer Level 3 autonomous driving in Europe.
BMW will offer its so-called Personal Pilot L3 technology in the 7-Series sedan range – including some models of the the i7 all-electric version – from March next year, the automaker said in a statement.
The technology will initially only be available in Germany.
Like Mercedes’ Drive Pilot, the BMW technology will allow drivers to use the system up to a speed of 60 kph (37 mph) on highways with a central reservation. Drivers will be able to take their eyes off the road and their hands off the steering wheel to answer emails, or watch shows or films on the central dashboard screen.